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Occupy Boston Activists Go On A Fieldtrip - To Jail
#Occupy Boston ^ | 10/11/11 | Anonymous

Posted on 10/11/2011 10:03:24 PM PDT by jonatron

Boston police arrested 141 people during Occupy Boston demonstrations on Tuesday. The early morning arrests (1:30 am) were for trespassing and unlawful assembly. After almost 15 hours in custody, all of the peaceful demonstrators detained by the Boston Police Department had finally been released as of 6 pm on October 11. Occupy Boston has many eye-witness accounts and videos of police misconduct during the arrests (see above).

Perhaps the most disturbing, and characteristic, clip is of a member of Veterans for Peace being thrown to the ground multiple times without provocation. Street medics and clearly marked legal observers who were also detained despite explanation that they were neutral observers, and in sharp contrast to how non-violent arrests ordinarily take place.

As the Boston Globe said:
Urszula Masny-Latos (executive director of the National Lawyers Guild’s Northeast regional office) said no protesters fought with police. She said police could have employed a technique routinely used at other protests—police approach a protester, tell them they are violating the law, and the protester then submits to being taken into custody—and still achieved their goal of clearing the area.

“They really attacked,” Masny-Latos said of police. “They used force that was completely unnecessary. … It was just brutal. I have no idea why they arrested us with such force’’ (Boston.com).


While police contend that their actions were, at least in part, due to an anarchist contingent that had taken control of the group, this was not the case. While police stood across the street from Occupy Boston’s General Assembly, the General Assmebly(Sic) voted almost unanimously (80%) to peacefully protest Occupy Boston’s removal from the area that BPD insisted the protestors(Sic) vacate by 12:00 am Tuesday.

Occupiers have been in constant contact with the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, a non-profit that manages the publicly park owned by MassDOT, and, prior to their arrests, they had received verbal consent to stay in the park. Further, Occupy Boston has plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for restoring damaged areas of the park. Last week, members also unanimously agreed to return to Dewey Square—and any other areas that they occupy—to repair any damaged grass.

As the Huffington Post wrote:
The Greenway website confirms that it did have an agreement with the protestors(Sic). “Occupy Boston organizers have been cooperative with the Conservancy and the Boston Police Department to date, and have agreed to avoid the planting beds and adhere to common sense rules.” Calls to the Greenway seeking comment were not returned (The Huffington Post).


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To: jonatron
Further, Occupy Boston has plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for restoring damaged areas of the park...

Soros and like-kind money used to organize and initiate and pay ($350-$650/week) and feed and publicize these rabble-rousers will of course not be available for this part of the operation.

21 posted on 10/12/2011 2:02:07 AM PDT by C210N
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To: jonatron

“They used force that was completely unnecessary. … It was just brutal. I have no idea why they arrested us with such force’’

Boston Cops - the Night Shift. They’re not really a subtle and delicate bunch of guys. The garbage that crawls around at night in Boston can only be dealt with as demonstrated.


22 posted on 10/12/2011 2:34:31 AM PDT by Paisan
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To: jonatron

OMG That article wasn’t biased was it ARF

These people are loons, you can’t just pitch a tent for weeks and destroy parks , streets fields etc and then complain that the people, the police, and just about everyone especially those on their way to work in the morning have had enough of you.

Boston to their credit and it is a nice city though the state has been ruined by the upper class students who stay there after college has done much more than NY City to stop the stench these protesters are causing.

Just because they like to live in squall er , we don’t


23 posted on 10/12/2011 4:24:19 AM PDT by manc (Don't fall for the trolls who promote the protests on here, Marriage= 1man+1 woman)
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To: jonatron

Tell you what.
I got to know a lot of cops in Boston and having been to many other cities I would have to say the Boston cops are by far the most friendly and best I have come across .

They actually talk to you as a person unlike most cops in other big cities I’ve been to.


24 posted on 10/12/2011 4:26:21 AM PDT by manc (Don't fall for the trolls who promote the protests on here, Marriage= 1man+1 woman)
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To: jonatron

Just looked their site and what a laugh it is.

Why do these left wing fringe fanatics actually think that they speak for all of us or why do they think that because they have a 100 or so protesters they are the majority.

it’s always the same thing with left wing fanatics and extremists and that is they tell each other they are the majority when clearly they are not.

That is the trouble with MA, I’ve found the local native people more conservative in their social views and they do like to help each other out.
The problem for the state is
1.Cambridge, bunch of Harvard, MIT elites and aging hippies.
2. Lexington the homosexual women have invaded a beautiful historic town and took it over.
3. Boston and certain areas like sadly now southie, North end,my favorite> Brookline, Newton especially have too many college liberal left over yuppies and now Quincy is being taken over by the yuppies.


26 posted on 10/12/2011 4:58:41 AM PDT by manc (Don't fall for the trolls who promote the protests on here, Marriage= 1man+1 woman)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

LOL. Keffiyeh plus Star of David was the first thing I saw too!

Jew consipracy! ROFL.


27 posted on 10/12/2011 4:59:43 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: jonatron
...peaceful demonstrators...

If they're soooo peaceful, why were they arrested! Dingbats!

28 posted on 10/12/2011 5:03:45 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: jonatron
Real headline - Boston Irish Cops have had enough of this s***


29 posted on 10/12/2011 5:03:51 AM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: arderkrag

who are they?


30 posted on 10/12/2011 7:00:12 AM PDT by manc (Don't fall for the trolls who promote the protests on here, Marriage= 1man+1 woman)
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To: jonatron

"Come and see the violence inherent in the system. Help! Help! I'm being repressed!"

31 posted on 10/12/2011 7:02:11 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: arderkrag
Greenly and Duffy from The Boondock Saints.
32 posted on 10/12/2011 8:54:16 AM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

ROFLMAO


33 posted on 10/12/2011 4:41:13 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: manc

Certainly true !! The BPD is the most Humane I’ve encountered.


34 posted on 10/12/2011 4:58:24 PM PDT by jonatron (This is the Land of the Free, the Home of the Brave.)
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